18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
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Hizb 31
Juz 16
Then the two went forth until, when they embarked on the boat, he made a hole in it, whereupon Moses exclaimed: "Have you made a hole in it so as to drown the people in the boat? You have certainly done an awful thing." (71) He said: said I not that thou wouldst not be able to have with me patience? (72) Moses said: "Do not take me to task at my forgetfulness, and do not be hard on me." (73) They continued on their journey until they met a young boy whom he killed. Moses said, "How could you murder an innocent soul? This is certainly a horrible act". (74) ۞ He said, “Did I not tell you that you will never be able to patiently stay with me?” (75) Moses said, "If I ask you such questions again, abandon me; you will have enough reason to do so." (76) So they went on until they came to a town. They asked its people for food, but were refused hospitality. They found a wall in the town which was about to fall down. His companion buttressed it and Moses said, "Had you wished, you could have demanded payment for your labours." (77) He said: this shall be the parting between me and thee; now I shall declare unto thee the interpretation of that wherewith thou wast not able to have patience. (78) As for the boat, it belonged to (some) poor men who worked on the river and I wished that I should damage it, and there was behind them a king who seized every boat by force. (79) As for the lad, his parents were people of faith, and we feared lest he should plague them with transgression and disbelief, (80) so we desired that their Lord should give to them in exchange one better than he in purity, and nearer in tenderness. (81) As for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the city. Beneath it was (buried) a treasure which belonged to them. Their father had been a righteous person and your Lord willed that when they reach manhood to bring out their treasure as a mercy from your Lord. What I did was not done by my own command. That is the interpretation of what you could not bear with patience' (82)
18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16